News: Government

Executive who worked on Infrastructure Grant Program no longer at Sport Australia

A senior Sport Australia executive identified in last week’s scathing Australian National Audit Office report no longer works for the government agency. Found to have had an…

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Jan 24, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Sport /

 
 

‘Sports rorts’ review to be assessed by Prime Minister’s department

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, says he will take “whatever action” necessary to investigate the conduct of Nationals deputy leader and former Federal Sports…

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Jan 23, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

‘Sports rorts’ scandal: Revelation that upmarket golf, rowing and tennis clubs received major grants

Ongoing revelations about the allocation of funds from the Federal Government’s controversial Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program, now commonly referred to as the…

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Jan 23, 2020 Finance / Golf / Government / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

Equity praises New Zealand Prime Minister’s commitment to the arts

New Zealand Prime Minister's Jacinda Ardern advocacy for the arts has been praised by Equity, the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australian and New…

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Jan 22, 2020 Arts / Education / Entertainment / Government /

 
 

More than $1 million in sport grants given to nine clubs linked to Coalition MPs

More than $1 million in grants from the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program was handed to nine clubs that boast senior Coalition MPs as members or…

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Jan 22, 2020 Finance / Government / Legal / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

NSW Government under pressure over allegations of biased sport grant allocations

In the wake of the Australian National Audit Office's report into Federal Government sport grants, the NSW Government has been accused of using an estimated $25 million in sports…

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Jan 20, 2020 Finance / Government / Sport /

 
 

Federal Government announces $76 million bushfire recovery package

Responding to the recent and ongoing bushfire crises, the Federal Government has announced an initial $76 million recovery package with Prime Minister Scott Morrison claiming Australian…

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Jan 19, 2020 Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /

 
 

ATIC calls for Government support to sustain Australian tourism’s ‘open for business’ mantra

The Australian Tourism Industry (ATIC) believes that the release of another record set of international visitor arrival numbers - for the year to November 2019 - from the Australian Bureau…

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Jan 16, 2020 Government / Marketing / Tourism /

 
 

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